Sri Lankan offshore patrol vessel sets sail for drills with Pakistani Navy

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SLNS Samudura, a Sri Lanka Navy offshore patrol vessel, departed its homeport of Colombo on February 3 and headed for Pakistani waters.

Samdura is headed for the Port of Karachi in Pakistan where it is expected to arrive on February 9.

Once there, Samudura will join ships and personnel from 21 countries who will all be taking part in the Pakistan-hosted exercise ‘Aman’.

Aman will be held from February 10 – 14 in Karachi and will encompass a variety of naval exercises and activities.

The 186-strong crew of SLNS Samudura is joined on this voyage by 8 Maldivian National Defence Force personnel.

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